An investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck in Sunderland last night (Saturday 10 May).
Police found him outside Sunderland University's Murray Library on Chester Road just after 10.30pm. He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Three other people, including two teenagers, were arrested on suspicion of affray.
Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.
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Robert Hodgson, from Stanley, County Durham, committed the offences on the girls, aged as young as five or six, up to the age of 13.